Ford Explorer


When shopping for a vehicle, you can sometimes be overwhelmed by all the options. But once you’ve decided you’re in the market for a crossover SUV that seats up to seven, with just under 600 litres of cargo space, advanced safety features, fuel-economy, and top-notch comfort, you’ll know your search is over once you discover the 2018 Ford Explorer because there simply isn’t a better option in its class. You’ll be able to find this latest edition in all of its colours and trims, including the popular Ford Explorer Sport, and the supremely luxurious Platinum, at Oak-land Ford in Oakville, Ontario.

The 2018 Ford Explorer has something that will please everyone. That is, unless you have something against driving in one of the safest passenger vehicles on the road or you don’t like it when a base model is loaded with so many standard features that you have to do a double take at its low price. The 2018 Explorer Sport provides a 365 horsepower turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine, just in case you feel the need to pass someone on the highway while towing up to 5,000 lbs. At the top of the food chain is the Platinum model which comes with pretty much every technology, performance, comfort, and safety feature available, plus a gorgeous new interior and polished exterior.

There are plenty more Ford Explorer specs to discover here on this page, but when you’re ready to schedule your next test drive in one of the new 2018 or other pre-owned models, feel free to come on down to our Oakville Ford dealership and see one for yourself in person. Located in the GTA, our dealership makes for a quick and worthwhile commute for residents in nearby Hamilton, Burlington, Mississauga, and Milton, Ontario.


You won’t be racing your 2018 Ford Explorer like a sports coupe, but you will have more than enough power and control to navigate the next Ontario winter, no matter which of the three engine options you pick. The standard offering is the 3.5L V6, which produces a more than ample 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque when paired with its 6-speed automatic transmission and either front-wheel or optional four-wheel drive. For a slight dip in horsepower, you can get the best fuel efficiency of the bunch with the 2.3L turbocharged EcoBoost I-4, needing just 8.5L/100km on the highway (FWD). But the most power is reserved for those who opt for the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the Explorer Sport and Platinum: 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, exclusively available in all-wheel drive.


It’s no exaggeration to say that the 2018 Ford Explorer offers more standard comfort features than even some luxury class vehicles. For starters, the Explorer offers almost 82 cubic feet of interior cargo room, enough for almost all of your projects. This year’s crossover SUV still fits up to seven passengers comfortably, and none of them will be complaining anytime soon with nearly every wish and whim realizable with the available upgrades and tech packages. Some of our favourites are the auto-climate control, dual-pane sunroof, power tailgate, 12-speaker Sony sound system, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and the ultra-advanced voice-activated SYNC with MyFord Touch.


The 2018 Ford Explorer isn’t just one of the safest crossovers SUVs in its class, it’s one of the safest vehicles on the road, period. The 2018 Ford Explorer not only survives an impact, it avoids it with features like its Curve Control, which automatically adjusts speed before cornering. There are plenty of other advanced active safety features available with the Explorer, if not already standard with the higher trim levels: Lane-Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Parking Sensors, to name just a few!


For an SUV that hits the higher echelons of power and towing, it pays to use nothing but the best Ford Explorer parts and accessories when maintaining, customizing, and upgrading your vehicle. We stock plenty of Ford OEM and aftermarket parts for each recent edition, as well as ones made custom for Explorer Sports. You can order your Ford Explorer parts and accessories online, have them installed by our certified and factory-trained Ford installation team, or pick them up in store to do the job yourself.